Plater International Scholar Luis Ramos moved 2,000 miles away from his hometown of Cidra, Puerto Rico, in the fall of 2013 to study biology at IUPUI. “When my family and I visited, we were very impressed with the feel of Indianapolis and the connection with campus,” says Ramos, an aspiring physician. “IUPUI has so many hospitals near campus, I knew I’d have an opportunity to have experiences in the medical field,” he adds.
Ramos is currently part of an IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Internship Program, where he assesses narratives by third-year medical students reflecting on their experiences during their internal medicine clerkships and transcribes patient-physician consult simulation videos. “I’m able to gain experience that can help me become a better physician,” says Ramos. “My internship experience aligns perfectly with my career goals.”
As a freshman, Ramos lived in the International House (also known as I-House), which serves as on-campus housing and a living and learning center for students from nearly 20 countries, including the United States.